Temptation and Your New Year's Resolution
Do you commit yourself to making a New Year's Resolution each year? Or maybe you are like my wife, and would set goals for yourself on your birthday for the next year of your life? Or maybe an athlete that sets a goal for yourself after a season ends to prepare to be better next year? Or a student that is setting goals for a new school year? Whatever your place in life, I am sure you have set goals for yourself at one point or another. Setting goals for yourself is quite
The adoption of Jesus
Did you know Jesus was adopted? As we learn from the Bible, Jesus was born of a virgin. Since Jesus was born of a virgin, His mother was Mary, but Joseph was not His father. However, Joseph adopted Jesus into his family and raised Him as his own child. We even learn that Jesus followed in the trade of Joseph. One of the most important aspects of understanding that Jesus was adopted is that His being born of a virgin allowed Him to be fully human and fully God. Matthew 1:1
What Are We Singing?!?
"Go, tell it on the mountain, over the hills, and everywhere; go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!" This morning I had the privilege of witnessing AJ's first musical performance! The children at Child's Day Out performed a musical for the parents, and it was quite entertaining as you can imagine. The children sang new songs that were unfamiliar, as well as a few classic songs that allowed parents to reminisce of Christmas's past. During one song in partic
A Voice After 400 Years of Silence
In Sunday School, we have officially wrapped up our time in the first half of Genesis and will move back over to the New Testament for the next 6 months (Explore the BIble will study Matthew 1-13 this quarter, and Acts next quarter). The Christmas season has consumed our culture once again, and as we enter this season, Explore the Bible has provided us the opportunity to walk through the gospel of Matthew! We will have the chance to spend the next several weeks looking at